Prominent Russian Author and Public Intellectual Tatyana Tolstaya to Speak at Bard College on March 29
Tatyana Tolstaya lives in Moscow. For 12 years, she was cohost of The School for Scandal, a popular talk show on Russian television covering culture and politics. She is also cofounder of a creative writing academy there. She has written for The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. Five of her books, including her novel The Slynx, have been translated into English. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines; her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. She spent much of the late ’80s and the ’90s living in the United States and teaching at several universities.
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This event was last updated on 03-12-2018